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neil/lehrer productions >> ifill: supreme court justices weighed a challenge to an arizona law requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we talk to marcia coyle about today's court arguments, and ask about the broader implications for other immigration laws. >> ifill: then we turn to the banking crisis in cyprus, as european union leaders called for a tax on savings accounts, prompting a drop in global stocks. >. it's outright theft. >> woodruff: jeffrey brown kicks off a week of stories about the middle east, starting with israel's new governing coalition sworn into office today. >> ifill: paul solman reports on older workers in academic institutions, professors in the classroom long past age 65. >> am i keeping track of jobs? yes. that's okay. as long as i'm a good teacher, that's what's important. >> woodruff: and we examine the republican national committee's call for a new direction for the g.o.p., a road map hoping for a rebound in 2016 and beyond. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight
approved a new law mandating the death penalty for certain sex crimes. it was in effect due to an execute order by the president. the law cleared the upper house of parliament on thursday, two days after it passed the lower chamber. the gang raim rape of a woman in december prompted the changes. she died later of her injuries. she was 23 years old. indians have been demanding more protection for women after a number of other sex crimes. they say police are not doing enough to catch those responsible. officials have instructed the operator of the fukushima plant to install more backup power. employees struggled for more than a day. >> reporter: we told them to supply multiple power sources and implement other efforts as quickly as possible to restore public confidence in the safety of the plan. the handling has greatly damaged public trust. >> tepco officials failed to report the problem promptly. they ordered them to improve their risk management. it took crews more than day to restore power to all the cooling systems. >>> march 20th anniversary. iraqi leaders remain confidence that renew
weaponin syria; the state of play on gun ontrol laws; life and death in the emergency room in newark, new jersey and high speed internet changing what we watch and how we watch it. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: the federal reserve stood by its aggressive plan to stimulate the u.s. economy, keeping short-term interest rates at record lows. and it said there are signs the economy is getting stronger. one of those signs-- unemployment-- fell to a four- year low of 7.7% in february. still, the fed predicted it won't reach 6.5% until 2015. the fed and its chairn, ben bernanke, also had words of caution for congress. >> i do believe that long-term fiscal stability is extremely important and i urge congress and the administration, as i always do when i go to testify, to do whatever is necessary to put us on a sustainable fiscal path going forward. but in doing so, i think it's a good idea to pay attention to the impacts in the near term on what is still not a completely satisfactory recovery. >> sreenivasan: congress moved a step closer to advanci
efforts are und wayn bo the house and senate to overhaul u.s. immigration laws. today speaker of the house john boehner called the house version a "pretty reasonable solution." the number of americans dying from alzheimer's disease has increased by 68% in the last decade. according to the alzheimer's association, one in three seniors have some form of dementia when they die, and the disease accelerates the progression of other life- threatening conditions. because alzheimer's has no cure or treatment to slow symptoms, a growing elderly population means dementia mortality rates will only continue to rise. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: pope francis formally took office today with a special mass and ceremonies. we begin with a report from james mates of independent television news in rome. >> it was among the ordinary pilgrims to st. peter's that pope francis started his day. it is common now for a pope to kiss babies-- less so for them to get out of the popemobile and walk over to give a blessing to a disabled person. inauguration mass at st. peter's
government posts. >> the brother is in charge of security, the cousins of the banking system, in-laws in security as well, and military. so the reality is, this is a family business. >> narrator: like saddam hussein in iraq, assad's ba'ath party repressed any ethnic or religious challenges. >> the ba'ath party promised to get rid of sectarianism. he demanded, and for the most part the syrian population was receptive to, this faustian bargain that the syrian people would accept less freedom and liberty return for stability. >> narrator: he took in millions in soviet military aid and formed an alliance with iran, which still endures. >> the relationship with iran is very unusual. syria is a secular state ruled by a secular arab nationalist party, the ba'ath party. iran is an islamic republic. so they don't seem to be a marriage made in heaven. but it's a symbiotic relationship that's based on strategic necessity. >> it's not a particularly natural alliance, if you will. but for reasons of common enmity towards iraq, towards israel and other regions, they did form this alliance that has
now from wall street to washington. this week, law makers are working toward a measure that keeps the government up past next wednesday that's when current funding runs out. but the real budget battle over long-term spending cuts continues. >> republicans and democrats in washington are still fighting over taxes and spending but they've agreed to keep the fight under control. house already passed a bill to keep the government running past the end of this month. now the senates preparing to do the same thing and there, the two parties aren't far apart on the details. >> we've con ens didded the number of amendments being talked about seriously. i commend them and their staff through all of their efforts. >> i spoke with them this morning. they've yet to reach an agreement. >> but the gap remains huge for a long-term plan for bringing government spending and revenue inline. >> they'll rede the entitlement programs but only if republicans agree to tax hikes and jepd speaker john boehner said the house's answer to that is no. >> the president got his tax heights on january 1st. the ta
. that is rule of law. if they were to break that for financing purposes that would be very, very different. cyprus when you compare that to the u.s. housing which is positive and may be offsetting in terms of what washington has taken away by tax increases and sequestration it is a small episode. >> let's dig deeper. do you think that the level of profit growth will not justify any real further expansion of the price earnings multiple or what? >> i would say the first part, yes. if you look at profits they are very, very strong and have been for a while but it is a maturing earnings cycle. also in this environment the u.s. economy is growing more like 2% and a lot less like 4 in that environment pricing is going to be challenged and the top line sales is not going to be universal for all firms. it will be balance sheet by balance sheet and case by case. security collection becomes far more important. >> i was going to say as you point out the profit growth picture has been pretty good but we are getting at the mature point in that cycle and the forecast is about 1% or 2% overall growth. th
the jewish law at that time which held you had to provide a woman with a household near her original family. you couldn't, for example, take a woman from galilee to judea or judea to galilee. from the town to the country side or vice versa. that is one reason for caution. >> give me the second one. 13 years old was the average age according to the jewish religion a woman becomes betrothed and that young lady was watched carefully by her parents and others to see to it that she arrived at the marriage state in a state of virgin, correct? that line was crossed. isn't that all very small academic minor green eye shade material when you are faced with the reality of this situation? >> it may be. the other factor i had in mind is mary mag ga -- magdalene's previous possession. we don't know the nature of that earlier difficulty. >> we are talking about the demons. >> exactly. >> the gospels say that mary mag -- magdalene was possessed by seven demons. what were these demons? were they physical, neurological, psychiatric, satanic? we will put that question to our guest. first here is his distiuis
on a growth agenda. >> we still have no budget from the president in violation of the law. he gets his ncaa bracket in on time, but no budget. >> the nba bracket -- republicans like to beat him up on that one. ryan budget passes the house. what happens to that budget next? >> it dies in the senate. it only got 40 votes in the senate. it was seen as the ineffectiveness of severe austerity, an economic plan in europe, and i do not think we need to started here. >> good news, the government will not shut down, not at least until the end of september. >> i think we need to give credit to senator barbara mikulski on this. she negotiated a great deal in the senate and also the house. she has come through as a top- notch legislator. that said, bigger problems are ahead of us. >> the 8% of defense will kick in, so there will be furloughs. >> they have delayed the furloughs because of the continuing resolution. >> that is a good point because 28% of all federal hires are we talk about how much we revere and respect and admire veterans. they are the ones that will get laid off. >> the republicans are
for the rule of law to return as soon as possible. he says he's deeply concern over reports of seriousuman rhts abuses. >>> he's on his first trip abroad as leader. he is spending several days on the continent. a part of the world his country has come to rely on for trade and natural resources. the president delivered a speech at a convention center. chinese aid helped fund the center. the president said the chinese will pursue their own growth while connuing to help their african friends as much as they can and enhancing ties with them. he said financial support will come free of political conditions. some western nations consider human rights issues and democratization. the former president promised $20 billion in loans to africa over a three year period. >>> a passenger yet that's been sitting idle at aports took t the skies again. problems with the battery system have kept them grounded since january. crews took off on monday at an airport in washington state. the flight lasted two hours. if there's no problems they will conduct a second test flight in the coming days. they are checking the
student loans are growing, passing late credit card payments for the first time. and federal law requires schools to collect and sometimes sue. unlike most forms of debt, you can't get out of a student loan, not even by declaring bankruptcy. but with delinquencies rising, they're getting more aggressive about collecting, including taking their alumni to court. we found cases filed by yale and the university of pennsylvania. a 35% jump from the year before. the university has declined to comment. graph hopes his case starts a dialogue. >> reporter: let's start to talk about why is college so expensive. what are we getting for our money when we put our money into these institutions? >> reporter: it's a conversation universitys are willing to have, but they also want their money. >> such a tough situation. first of all, a lot of these graduates, they have all this debt, and they don't have a job and even if they find a job, it's going to take a long time to pay or $60,000, $100,000 or more. >> this is why universitys are going online to reduce that. tomorrow, in part two of our series, sharo
governor, jack dalrymple. he opposes abortion, but has not said whether he would sign the bill into law. a compounding pharmacy in augusta, georgia is recalling all of its injectable medicines after an inspection by the food and drug administration. earlier this week the same pharmacy recalled the drug avastin, when five patients got serious eye infections after using the medicine. f.d.a. inspectors found issues at the pharmacy that call into question the sterility of its drugs. the president of myanmar declared a state of emergency in several townships after fighting between buddhists and muslims left at least 20 people dead. the city of meikhtila was covered in thick, black smoke as firefighters raced to put out fires set by rioting mobs. and police fanned out and seized machetes and hammers along the way. ethnic violence has spread in myanmar over the past two years, when decades of military rule ended and the country turned toward democracy. the parliament of cyprus adopted laws today to create a solidarity fund to pool state assets and impose capital controls on banks. the votes we
you. >> rose: nato is due to publish a handbook this week to apply international law to the realm of cyber conflict. it seeks to protect civilian targets such as hospitals and schools in a full blown cyber warfare. follows reporting which has linked the chinese military to u.s. government and corporate computer network. chie these government officials have strong nied the cims. meanwhilthe unedtate have established a new cyber command led by general keith alexander. he testified before the arms services committee last week. this is an offensive team that the defense department would use to defend the nation if it were attacked in cyber space. joining me now from washington to discuss the developing battle ground david sanger of the "new york times." welcome. >> great to be back with you. >> tell me why security experts are saying this has become if not our biggest national security threat th one erging wi the most concern for them. >> well it's certainly our newest and it may be among the urge else as it's an issue of consider debate. it's urgent because there are cyber attacks on
are tile continue some sort of law. mr. landis used the example before, and i thi it is rht onwhat we saw in iraq where you had for years various sunni group continue to take the battle against the shi'a forces. >> rose: joshua, would you contradict what richard said? >> the big danger for obama is you're not going to end the civil war by destroying the syrian state. there are over 1,000 militias in the opposition. some of them are al qaeda connected. the islamic front, which leans in that direction, is perhaps the most powerful collection of militias. and then there are other militias that we're trying to cuivate and ve r aid to which are more liberal islamist militias. so-- and the danger is all these militias are sharing arms. they're working together. so if you give arms to your militia, you can't guarantee that they're not going to be shared with the more-- other islamic front militias. and that's problem. we haven't been able to just give arms to our militias, for example, and say-- and have them stay there. they have gone right from one end of the militia spectrum to the other. tha
of the money for the president's health care reform law. how did that come about? >> republicans got a couple small victories in its continuing resolution. obamacare, the affordable care act, what the administration is doing is using money to get the infrastructures for the exchanges up in running so that in 2014 when the affordable care act kicks in those exchanges are hopefully ready to go. republicans have been trying to chip away at, that deny the funding, disthis continuing resolution funds the infrastructure at a lower level that the's a victory for republicans trying too erode away obamacare any way they can. they had a couple others on guns other issues. >> woodruff: so they don't have the votes to repeal it but they are able to undermine it. i want to ask you about one other piece of news. majority leader harry reid announced as part of the gun control legislation that will come up in april he will include bill or language devoted to strengthening background checks. what's so t significance of that have in this big gun control cycle? >> this is news because there's been bipartisan ne
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